The rises to minimum wages announced today are still below the rate of inflation.
This means that someone earning the new rate will still be making less money in real terms because the prices of goods and services are rising more quickly.
The minimum wage increases are as follows:
- Adult minimum wage - 1.9% increase
- 18-20-year-old minimum wage - 1% increase
- 16-17-year-old minimum wage - 1.1% increase
- Apprentice minimum wage - 1.1% increase
And the current rate of inflation is:
- Consumer Prices Index (CPI) - 2.8% per year
- Retail Prices Index (RPI) - 3.2% per year
More top news
Jazmin Jones, 21, described how she received a Facebook friend request from Mark Bridger a year before he killed her sister.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is unlikely to leave Old Trafford before the end of the month.
Scotland Yard say a 73-year-old man has been arrested in West Sussex on suspicion of sending offensive messages on social media.